Opera is currently working on a brand new version of a mobile browser designed specifically for tablets. Currently known only as ‘Ice’, this new browser uses a gesture-based interface quite common on apps these days and is the first Opera browser to use the WebKit engine.
As you can see in the video below, ‘Ice’ allows you to save web pages on the homescreen for quick access. It then loads these sites as you’d load a native app. The fact that it uses the WebKit engine means that it works quite well with Google’s services, such as Google Maps. Read more »
Kodak and JK Imaging recently joined their hands in the CES 2013 and announced a licensing agreement. Surprisingly, the Kodak-JK Imaging joint venture will be ready to launch its first camera in the Q3.
The Kodak S1, a micro four thirds camera will be manufactured by JK Imaging and as the name itself suggests, the camera will be sold under the Kodak brand. Read more »
The recently announced Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL smartphones might launch with preloaded display calibration software according to a leaked photo.
Further, the leaked photo also shows the availability of different options for adjusting the white balance, color saturation and hue to adjust your screen to match your needs. Read more »
We like the trend of capable smartphones, which can stand a little dip in the bath or pool and live to tell the story, without the sacrifice of the good looks.
Out of this very same mold comes the Sony Xperia V, sporting a dual-core Krait processor, a 13 MP FullHD-capable camera and IP67 certification. We’ve got the video after the break. Read more »
The US owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 are in for a treat today – the tablet is about to join in on the Jelly Bean fun its European cousin has been having for a while now.
The Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 also comes with the Premium Suite Upgrade, which means it’s not a mere update of the operating system but it also delivers a pack of new features to the tablet owners. The new stuff should provide improved performance, enhanced S Pen Functionality and fully resizable apps. Read more »
Ah, the poor Xperia Z. It’s not even launched yet, and it has already gone through a considerable amount of abuse. Still, Sony reckons it’s not enough to get users convinced, so now it has added a new variable to the torture equation – sand.
In the video you’re about to see a Sony representative not only rubs sand all over the Xperia Z to showcase its scratch-resistance, but also submerges it in water and hits a sharp edge with it. Read more »
Intel has posted its latest quarterly figures, showing a revenue of $13.5 billion, and a profit of $2.5 billion.
While both quarterly and annual figures are down compared to 2011, Intel has seen good growth in some key areas, particularly data center operations. Read more »
Remember the Charging orb accessory for the Nexus 4, which was supposed to let you charge your Google phone in wireless style? It was announced and then it all but disappeared. It might finally make it to market though – Norwegian site DustinHome.no has it on pre-order.
It’s listed as “LG Wireless Charging Pad” but the image shows the Nexus logo. Read more »
Angry Birds Rio is now free on iOS both in its regular (iPhone, iPod Touch) and HD (iPad) flavors.
The promotion will last just one week, so you might want to act quickly. Read more »
Announced late last year, the entry-level HTC One SV made its way to our office. The 4G LTE smartphone will be offered in a number of European countries, including Germany and the United Kingdom. In the US, the handset will be available for Cricket Wireless.
The specifications of the HTC One SV are a rather curious mix of old and new. Read more »
Lenovo has announced its first ever Chrome OS running notebook. Meet the 11.6-inch ThinkPad X131e.
Lenovo’s first Chromebook is targeted at students and shares its body with the company’s 131e, which means it’s tough and solidly built. Read more »
Sony has posted a video of three guys assembling a Cyber-shot RX1 point and shoot, Handycam camcorder and the Xperia Z flagship smartphone in about 5 minutes time.
The video isn’t in fast-motion and looks to be completely credible. If you always wondered how hard it is to put those devices together, just take a comfortable place and enjoy the show. Read more »
Apple is notorious for not letting competing ecosystems expand their services on its turf by demanding 30% of in-app sales and generally making those services jump through hoops to even get to be on iOS.
But Amazon found a loop hole in Cupertino’s tight defences and has now brought its MP3 store to iOS users via the Safari browser. Read more »
The wildly popular Where’s My Water and Where’s My Perry games are free on the Windows Phone Store today in a single day promo offer.
Usually, the two WP8 games (WP7 smartphones need no apply) cost $0.99, but today only they are available to download for free. Read more »
The arrival of the upcoming stylus-enabled Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet has been confirmed, and is set to rival the iPad mini in terms of size and specifications. The info comes courtesy of the usually very reliable Sammobile and its undisclosed internal sources.
While Samsung has many offerings in the 7-8″ tablet range, this will be the first Note device to fall within the mini-tablet category, and is set to run Android 4.2 out of box. Read more »